Humble radiata going Danish
29.07.2003 - By COLIN JAMES
Plans are firming for a Danish furniture venture which aims to take New Zealand radiata pine to high-end world markets.
And another deal is in the offing that may see pine doors made for European manufacturers by Juken Nissho in Northland or on the East Coast.
The deals come at a time when ministers are cooling on the idea of more electricity-guzzling pulp and paper mills to process the "wall of wood" which is coming to maturity.
Furniture adds more value to wood than pulp, paper or board manufacturing. If the deals come off, they will be a feather in Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton's cap.